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Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by mercytripletz: 7:20am On Apr 13
From Third Class at LASU to overall best PhD graduate at UNILAG

TUNBOSUN OGUNDARE writes on the striking achievement of Oluwaseyi Ajibade, who recently graduated with the best Ph.D thesis in his set from the University of Lagos, Akoka.


By TUNBOSUN OGUNDARE
Last updated Apr 12, 2019

Oluwaseyi Ajibade stole the show at the 50th convocation ceremonies of the University of Lagos held last week. They were 5,405 graduands in all from the Postgraduate School of the university for the occasion. 150 of them, including Ajibade, are PhD holders, while 4,771 have master’s degree and the rest diploma.

But Ajibade, 37, stood out from the rest as he was called repeatedly to the podium to receive his numerous prizes and also have a handshake with the eminent personalities on stage, including the chancellor, pro-chancellor and vice chancellor of the university, Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, Dr Wale Babalakin and Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, respectively.


He was, indeed, a cynosure at the event.

Interestingly, 13 years ago, Ajibade’s story was not that inspiring as he graduated for his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo.

Though, he had been somehow brilliant right from his primary school days up to the time he was at the Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, and also at Nigerian Navy Secondary School, also in Abeokuta, where he had his junior and senior secondary school education respectively, he graduated from LASU unsung.


“I graduated with a Third Class degree from LASU. And that should be due to a number of factors which I may not be able to explain,” he said.

But today, Ajibade’s story is different. He was a toast of all at the convocation. This is not only because he has turned out to be the overall best PhD graduate of his set; he graduated from the prestigious ivory tower that prides itself as ‘the university of first choice and the nation’s pride.’


Ajibade, who hails from Lagos Island, was ahead of 149 other graduands in his set, including Olumide Oyebade, who won the best PhD thesis in Humanities and also the renowned comedian, Helen Paul, who bagged a PhD in Theatre Arts, to lead the pack.

For that, he won the overall best PhD Thesis prize in the Postgraduate School, and also in the field of Science and Engineering. He also received a cash prize from the institution’s alumni association and from the Postgraduate School, among others.


Ajibade studied Metallurgical and Material Engineering and not mechanical engineering which he studied at undergraduate level. He said he opted for the course because that is where his strength lies.

He explained that he caught the vision in his 300 level days at LASU when he was the only student in a class of over 120 people who scored ‘A’ in Physical Metallurgy, a general course for all engineering students.

“Many students usually don’t pass the course, but I did very well in it,” he said.


His thesis at UNILAG, entitled ‘Developmental and Optimisation of Dual Particle Reinforced Polymer Composites for Automobile Brake Pad Application’, is centred on the use of conventional materials to develop automobile brake pad.

“I hope the project would be developed for mass use,” he said.

However, Ajibade did not come by this achievement on a platter. He told Saturday Tribune that it was a product of sacrifice, hard work, commitment, diligence, and determination, coupled with God’s benevolence.


“So having had a third class at LASU, I said to myself that I would need to work very hard to enable me to move from that level to the highest obtainable grade in UNILAG,” he declared. “And God saw my commitment and crowned the effort with success.”

He explained that he had read about many people in and outside the country who had moved from zero level to become big legitimately in the society.

Troops kill 35 suspected bandits, arrest 18, rescue 40, recover arms in Zamfara

“So, I decided to brace up myself right from my master’s programme and I did well and qualified for PhD programme,” he said.

“But I must equally add that my supervisory team was made up of wonderful people. They are great tutors. They encouraged me a lot,” he added.

Even at that, and just like many other Nigerian students who faced lots of challenges, especially that of finance mostly because they are not from financially buoyant families, Ajibade is no exemption. His PhD programme was a full-time while his parents are retirees with no surplus money at hand.


“So, at times, there would be no money at hand to sustain myself and carry on with my project. But somehow, God would just come in and make a way out by using people, including my supervisors to support me,” he said.

But then, all was not about reading and studying. Ajibade also engaged in social life on and outside the campus. For him, it was a matter of effective planning to strike a balance.

“Sincerely speaking, I was focused and very determined to come out with an excellent grade,” he pointed out.


“But then, it wasn’t as if I was totally cut off from social life. I have many friends and I’m also into a relationship. I attended social functions and also church services on regular basis to worship God as a committed Christian. I also did watch movies and documentaries and all that.

“So, it was not that because of PhD I didn’t do any other thing. I did, but in a moderate way without one activity negatively affecting the other.”


Nevertheless, Ajibade has an advice for government and also for private sector. He said government would need to commit more resources to education and provide enabling environment for the private sector to do well.

“It is also necessary that private sector joins hands with the government to interface, especially as regards the PhD programmes, by way of providing financial supports to researchers on issues of public importance so that we all have Nigeria of our dream,” he said.


Now, Ajibade, who in-between his first and master’s degree programmes had a brief stint in the banking and automobile industries, is ready to take up teaching appointment, preferably with UNILAG.

“I love lecturing job so much and I know I will do very well in it. So, while I would be lecturing, I would continue with my education to a post-doctoral position,” he said.

Source: https://www.tribuneonlineng.com/203410/amp/

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by flexxyworld(m): 7:24am On Apr 13
acceleration

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by GavelSlam: 7:32am On Apr 13
Very well done.

The road may be rough at the beginning But it gets better if you would strive.

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by CodeTemplar: 7:40am On Apr 13
Good turnaround but I don't like the fact the this news will be used to console some of those being victimized elsewhere right now. Lecturers will now be bolder with their wicked deeds at undergraduate level while using this story as a consolation for victims.

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by mercytripletz: 7:44am On Apr 13
CodeTemplar:
Good turnaround but I don't like the fact the this news will be used to console some of those being victimized elsewhere right now. Lecturers will now be bolder with their wicked deeds at undergraduate level while using this story as a consolation for victims.

Offpoint

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by Offpoint: 7:48am On Apr 13
mercytripletz:

Offpoint
Why are you calling my name this early morning?

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by mercytripletz: 7:52am On Apr 13
Offpoint:

Why are you calling my name this early morning?

Ahah cheesy cheesy
Go and create another moniker

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by mercytripletz: 7:54am On Apr 13
I am waiting for the 'Third class in Lasu is equal to first class in Unilag' people

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by delugajackson: 8:02am On Apr 13
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“So, I decided to brace up myself right from my master’s programme and I did well and qualified for PhD programme,” he said.

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by okosodo: 8:06am On Apr 13
Two things, either lasu is substandard school or money don come 4 the guy. Money is the reason why many graduate with 3rd class in nigeria

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by Offpoint: 8:38am On Apr 13
mercytripletz:

Ahah cheesy cheesy Go and create another moniker
is it your moniker? can I be offpoint in peace?

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by datola: 8:39am On Apr 13
Hmmm...
Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by mkoi6t: 8:39am On Apr 13
grin
Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by HerCuteness(f): 8:41am On Apr 13
mercytripletz:
From Third Class at LASU to overall best PhD graduate at UNILAG

TUNBOSUN OGUNDARE writes on the striking achievement of Oluwaseyi Ajibade, who recently graduated with the best Ph.D thesis in his set from the University of Lagos, Akoka.


By TUNBOSUN OGUNDARE
Last updated Apr 12, 2019

Oluwaseyi Ajibade stole the show at the 50th convocation ceremonies of the University of Lagos held last week. They were 5,405 graduands in all from the Postgraduate School of the university for the occasion. 150 of them, including Ajibade, are PhD holders, while 4,771 have master’s degree and the rest diploma.

But Ajibade, 37, stood out from the rest as he was called repeatedly to the podium to receive his numerous prizes and also have a handshake with the eminent personalities on stage, including the chancellor, pro-chancellor and vice chancellor of the university, Dr Abubakar Ibn Umar El-Kanemi, Dr Wale Babalakin and Professor Oluwatoyin Ogundipe, respectively.


He was, indeed, a cynosure at the event.

Interestingly, 13 years ago, Ajibade’s story was not that inspiring as he graduated for his first degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Lagos State University, LASU, Ojo.

Though, he had been somehow brilliant right from his primary school days up to the time he was at the Baptist Boys High School, Abeokuta, Ogun State, and also at Nigerian Navy Secondary School, also in Abeokuta, where he had his junior and senior secondary school education respectively, he graduated from LASU unsung.


“I graduated with a Third Class degree from LASU. And that should be due to a number of factors which I may not be able to explain,” he said.

But today, Ajibade’s story is different. He was a toast of all at the convocation. This is not only because he has turned out to be the overall best PhD graduate of his set; he graduated from the prestigious ivory tower that prides itself as ‘the university of first choice and the nation’s pride.’


Ajibade, who hails from Lagos Island, was ahead of 149 other graduands in his set, including Olumide Oyebade, who won the best PhD thesis in Humanities and also the renowned comedian, Helen Paul, who bagged a PhD in Theatre Arts, to lead the pack.

For that, he won the overall best PhD Thesis prize in the Postgraduate School, and also in the field of Science and Engineering. He also received a cash prize from the institution’s alumni association and from the Postgraduate School, among others.


Ajibade studied Metallurgical and Material Engineering and not mechanical engineering which he studied at undergraduate level. He said he opted for the course because that is where his strength lies.

He explained that he caught the vision in his 300 level days at LASU when he was the only student in a class of over 120 people who scored ‘A’ in Physical Metallurgy, a general course for all engineering students.

“Many students usually don’t pass the course, but I did very well in it,” he said.


His thesis at UNILAG, entitled ‘Developmental and Optimisation of Dual Particle Reinforced Polymer Composites for Automobile Brake Pad Application’, is centred on the use of conventional materials to develop automobile brake pad.

“I hope the project would be developed for mass use,” he said.

However, Ajibade did not come by this achievement on a platter. He told Saturday Tribune that it was a product of sacrifice, hard work, commitment, diligence, and determination, coupled with God’s benevolence.


“So having had a third class at LASU, I said to myself that I would need to work very hard to enable me to move from that level to the highest obtainable grade in UNILAG,” he declared. “And God saw my commitment and crowned the effort with success.”

He explained that he had read about many people in and outside the country who had moved from zero level to become big legitimately in the society.

Troops kill 35 suspected bandits, arrest 18, rescue 40, recover arms in Zamfara

“So, I decided to brace up myself right from my master’s programme and I did well and qualified for PhD programme,” he said.

“But I must equally add that my supervisory team was made up of wonderful people. They are great tutors. They encouraged me a lot,” he added.

Even at that, and just like many other Nigerian students who faced lots of challenges, especially that of finance mostly because they are not from financially buoyant families, Ajibade is no exemption. His PhD programme was a full-time while his parents are retirees with no surplus money at hand.


“So, at times, there would be no money at hand to sustain myself and carry on with my project. But somehow, God would just come in and make a way out by using people, including my supervisors to support me,” he said.

But then, all was not about reading and studying. Ajibade also engaged in social life on and outside the campus. For him, it was a matter of effective planning to strike a balance.

“Sincerely speaking, I was focused and very determined to come out with an excellent grade,” he pointed out.


“But then, it wasn’t as if I was totally cut off from social life. I have many friends and I’m also into a relationship. I attended social functions and also church services on regular basis to worship God as a committed Christian. I also did watch movies and documentaries and all that.

“So, it was not that because of PhD I didn’t do any other thing. I did, but in a moderate way without one activity negatively affecting the other.”


Nevertheless, Ajibade has an advice for government and also for private sector. He said government would need to commit more resources to education and provide enabling environment for the private sector to do well.

“It is also necessary that private sector joins hands with the government to interface, especially as regards the PhD programmes, by way of providing financial supports to researchers on issues of public importance so that we all have Nigeria of our dream,” he said.


Now, Ajibade, who in-between his first and master’s degree programmes had a brief stint in the banking and automobile industries, is ready to take up teaching appointment, preferably with UNILAG.

“I love lecturing job so much and I know I will do very well in it. So, while I would be lecturing, I would continue with my education to a post-doctoral position,” he said.

Source: https://www.tribuneonlineng.com/203410/amp/

Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by kjuh23: 8:41am On Apr 13
OK
Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by Izachk(m): 8:42am On Apr 13
Such is life. Failure to be d best doesn't connotes failure as it is.
Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by anonymous1759: 8:42am On Apr 13
flexxyworld post=77498964i:
acceleration

....

Sometimes students perform badly for obvious reasons but not because they're Dumb. Especially the matured one's doing more than one activities in school to keep life going, sometimes is distraction from social life. But on a long run you'll find out the people who you think are the best are not truly the best . And we're all intelligent in different field so don't look down on anybody and don't allow anyone to look down on you even your lecturer, you might be better than with time plus experience.

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by xreal: 8:42am On Apr 13
The few factors that made him graduate with a 3rd class could be distractions from social clubbing cult activities.

Now that he is older, he is wiser.

Congratulations.
Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by ccollins(m): 8:43am On Apr 13
inspirational

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by Banter1(m): 8:44am On Apr 13
Where is kimberlyWest my crush?
Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by Mzee1Kahuna(m): 8:44am On Apr 13
Barka-De-success

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by paddyofboss(m): 8:44am On Apr 13
Nobody employed him so he channeled d energy into getting a doctorate

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by deltateam: 8:47am On Apr 13
mercytripletz:
I am waiting for the 'Third class in Lasu is equal to first class in Unilag' people

Not really. He was simply motivated to do better and he did.

Congrats Doc!

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by lefulefu(m): 8:47am On Apr 13
mercytripletz:

Offpoint
gbam

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by NOETHNICITY(m): 8:47am On Apr 13
Proud
Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by quincyshakur(m): 8:47am On Apr 13
Am I d only one dat feels lik Education in dis country is a scam

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by ofuonyebi: 8:48am On Apr 13
just remove the h" ...you have pdp
Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by Kog45(m): 8:49am On Apr 13
Suicide thought guys based on poor academics performance,pls this is a great lesson that no matter the frustrations you can always turn things around.

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by superlanny(m): 8:50am On Apr 13
most people that finished with 3rd class have the capacity and ability to do better or even the best like this young man did, our university system is archaic and corrupt, plus some students are just naturally lazy.

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Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by abluck(m): 8:50am On Apr 13
quincyshakur:
Am I d only one dat feels lik Education in dis country is a scam

No cool
Re: Oluwaseyi Ajibade: Third Class LASU Graduate, UNILAG Best Graduating PhD Student by Jerrick(m): 8:51am On Apr 13
this one use Nitro boost

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